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De Hoop Nature Reserve

Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
+27 21 422 4522
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Nature at it's best!

We love camping but this was one of our favorite spots till date. the camping spot was stunning... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johanniev
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Stilbaai, South Africa
Nature at it's best

While we visited out of whale season there was still a lot to see and do. The vlei/lake has large... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Peter F
,
Pretoria, South Africa
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  • Average4%
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“sand dunes” (18 reviews)
“rock pools” (12 reviews)
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Bredasdorp 6740, South Africa
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+27 21 422 4522
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love camping but this was one of our favorite spots till date. the camping spot was stunning, private and clean. You are surrounded by bucks, baboons (there were not a nuisance at all), mice, birds and plenty more wildlife. It really felt like there...More

Thank Johanniev
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Johannie, Thank you for your wonderful feedback and for visiting De Hoop! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit here and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 5 days ago

While we visited out of whale season there was still a lot to see and do. The vlei/lake has large numbers of flamingos pelicans and other water birds. Flowering proteas and fynbos made a lovely backdrop to all the animals we saw. The coast line...More

Thank Peter F
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for the feedback Peter. We hpe to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Fig restaurant was wonderful! The staff received us with smiles & joy. The food was well served & the wine was good. The drive around the park was well rewarded with views of Bountboke, Eland & a few other animals.

Thank Dan I
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Dan and for taking the time to write this review for us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at De Hoop and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at an old Manor House with generators for electricity. Beautiful and calm. An interesting drive to get there in a small car (if you have a 4x4 or larger vehicle the journey there would be more pleasant due to all the farm roads)....More

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Candice, Thank you for you great feedback and for staying at De Hoop. We are very happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Wishes Team De Hoop

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We last stayed at De Hoop 15 years ago. This time we stayed at the equipped cottages and arrived with our two young children. We were so impressed with the improvements made on the cottages. The equipped cottages are light and nicely decorated. The bed...More

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De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear luleger, We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at De Hoop and that we could help make your experience here a memorable one! Thank you for taking the time to give us this wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed in good family accommodation, and dined/breakfasted at the restaurant. It was incredible to be greeted by mountain zebra, bontebook and ostriches on arrival, though less keen on the baboons. We had great bird watching, lovely walks and the dune path was stunning. It...More

Thank Helen L
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Helen, Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for your great feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Views, hikes, sunsets, birds, eland, peace and quiet - superb. There is a lot to do ranging from long hikes to boat trips on the vlei and walking around the rock pools. Stargazing at night is fantastic and the sunrises and sunsets superb.

Thank Magriet11
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you again for your lovely feedback Magriet. We hope to welcome you back soon! Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 24 March 2017

There were plenty animals to look at and many, many birds. The roads were confusing and the map was not that clear. Still extremely enjoyable.

Thank Jenny W
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for visiting and for your great feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you're going on a day drive into this park be prepared to take hats, sunblock, good walking shoes, your bathers etc. and refreshments. First drive to the Opstal area if you want to eat at the restaurant or go to the toilets and reception/gift...More

Thank Maria V
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Maria, Thank you for visiting De Hoop and for your feedback. Please bear in mind that De Hoop is a nature reserve (with free roaming wildlife and rough terrain) with throughfare to De Mond and Melkkamer, these areas are accessable to reserve staff which...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful nature park with wild animals around. Spectacular sand-dunes nearby, well worth the trip on a dirt road. Excellent meal in the restaurant.

Thank JohnH032017
De Hoop C, Manager at De Hoop Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to give us your great feedback John. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best Regards Team De Hoop

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Rose K
How safe is it to camp at De Hoop nature reserve ? Have you had any security issues I read it is a long drive to explore the beaches and wonder about leaving belongings un the tent ?
12 April 2016|
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SML2419
We will be visiting in mid October. Is there a chance to see whales or is the season already past? Thank you.
3 August 2015|
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De Hoop C
Roads have been graded before Xmas so in good condition. September peak whale season and can see many whales - prime whale viewing property in South Africa.
17 February 2015|
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